Glad you enjoyed reading! I've personally always found that speed isn't something that always translates well to video. I don't think I truly grasped what made Patrick Chan such a special skater - the speed, security and quality of edges - until I saw him live... and then it was like an 'aha' moment.Excellent piece on Skate Canada and intersting quote from Peter Dunfield on Thomas, I had been a big fan of Debi, but having watched her skating from back on then on Youtube recently, her slow-ness is really noticable. Interesting because Witt, Manley, Ito and Trenary were all very fast skaters.
The latest Skate Guard blog is up... it explores the story of Norwegian skating pioneer Martinus Lørdahl: